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after a debate here that saw president obama on offense attacking mitt romney's view of the world as romney played it safe, agreeing with many of the president's positions all night. good morning, i'm willie geist. this is another special edition of rockerfeller. we are set up again at rack's downtown eatery in boca raton. last night the american public got its last side by side-view of the candidates before election day, two weeks from today. polls showing this race as tight as it can be. the president and governor romney sought to leave an impression on the tens of millions of americans watching at home before they head to the voting booths. let's go through what we saw in that debate hall last night at lynn university. the foreign policy issue many predicted would dominate the high, the attack in bengahzi essentially swept under the rug. out of the gate, the candidates focusing on a wide range of issues from iran to afghanistan and for a while even the auto bailout. less than five minutes into the debate, romney mentioned the death of osama bin laden. president obama came out a
stewart gets his crack at monday night's boca debate. it looks to him like romney is leading obama. that clip, later in the show. >>> let's get to the news live at 5:30 a.m. here at 30 rock here in new york city. we begin with the final sprint to election day. the keanes' travel plans tell you everything you need to know about where this race will be had. our nbc political team puts the remaining number of tossup states now at seven with a total of 89 electoral votes up for grabs. today alone, the white house connecticco contenders will hit four of the states from davenport to reno, nevada. the latest "washington post"/abc news poll, this race is statistically tied. mitt romney looking to claim the momentum yesterday with just 13 days to go. >> these debates have super charged our campaign. there's no question about it. we're seeing more and more enthusiasm, more and more support. i had to look at the president's campaign as well through the eyes of those debates. and well, you know, he's been reduced to try to defend characters on "sesame street" and word games of various kinds an
seeing the impact of the final debate. and look what's happening in virginia. a new fox poll shows romney leading by two points. last month this same poll had barack obama up seven points. this is where it gets interesting. in the national poll, they have romney up. and "the washington post" of likely voters have mitt romney taking a three-point lead. 50% to 47%. on monday the president was leading 49% to 48%. and on the economy, mitt romney now is holding a sizable nine-point lead. >> 160 miles separated the two candidates last night holding dualing rallies in the state of ohio. in the town of defiance, romney was welcomed to a packed football field full of 12,000 supporters. >> that's not all. you know who was there. the meat. >> i parentally he picked up an endorsement from meat loaf. >> that's huge. >> romney hit on a familiar theme. he's turned around from obama's 2008 campaign promising big change. >> this is a time when america faces big challenges. we have a big election. and we want a president who will actually bring big changes and i will and he won't. >> given the big challeng
already cast their ballots, obama leading romney by 60% to 30%, according to "time" magazine's poll. those who have yet to decide, though, 45%-45% in this same poll. today mitt romney's scheduled to make no fewer than three stops in ohio. last night in iowa, another battleground states, 2300 supporters packed an airplane han hangar as he claimed his campaign had all the momentum. >> the obama campaign is slipping because it can't find an agenda to help the american family but our campaign is growing in a movement across this country saying we're going to get america back, america strong and provide for our families. i'm optimistic. we are going to win, by the way. >> this moirng's "new york times" points out team romney knows new enthusiasm isn't opening paths for more electoral votes. while ohio is the most efficient way to win the white house, his campaign keeping a close eye on pennsylvania's electoral votes as a last-ditch option, according to the "new york times." >>> president obama currently on a red eye flight to tampa after a rally there this morning he'll head to richmond, virgin
. the smallest lead he's had with women all year in this nbc poll. among men, mitt romney holds a ten point advantage. when asked which candidate is better prepared to create jobs and improve the economy, the mitt romney has an edge. when asked what the nation's economy will look like over the next 12 months, only 9% believe it will get worse. that's the lowest number that's been reported in decades. when it comes to the direction of the country, 41 percent perfection say we're on the right track. that's the highest number the poll has recorded in three years. >>> tonight's debate is moderated by bob schieffer. they see this as the last chance to move the needle in any significant way in the swing states. there is genuine concern within the campaign that swing voters with whom romney needs to connect have little interest in foreign affairs. nevertheless, iran will certainly be a big topic. "the new york times" over the weekend reported that the united states and tehran have agreed in principle to engage in one on one negotiations over iran's programs. they cite anonymous sources within the
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